ISABEY, Jean-Baptist
(b. 1767, Nancy, d. 1855, Paris)

The Museum Stairway

Watercolour, 86 x 66 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

When exhibited at the Salon of 1817, this impressively large-format watercolour received critical acclaim for the accuracy of its execution and the sensitive choice of colours. The picture offers a glimpse of the monumental stairway built in 1812, which led to the Apollo Rotunda and the Salon Carré of the Musée du Louvre. The stairway was demolished in 1855.

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